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Empire Beauty School in Vernon Hills Chicago, IL
  • Empire Beauty School
  • 226 Hawthorn Village Commons
  • Vernon Hills, IL 60061
  • 8473719990
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Vernon Hills - Chicago Area Beauty School - Empire

Join the exciting beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist. The Empire Beauty School in Vernon Hills, IL offers a rare combination of advantages to advance your career. The Vernon Hills location offers you a cosmetology education with all the support to start your training.

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited* which holds us to a higher standard of quality.

Empire’s fun and interactive classes are conducted by trained and licensed beauty educators. Our Vernon Hills school has a student salon where you will work on real clients while you learn to build your own book of business.

If you want a career with unlimited potential for creativity, flexibility, and making others feel more beautiful the world of beauty is the perfect place for you.

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Why Empire?

  • Experience: Empire has over 80 years of experience in cosmetology education
  • Unique: Certified learning in cosmetology (CLIC) includes mannequins , textbooks, and special tools that all work together to enhance your learning at Empire
  • Interactive: White board technology and digital textbooks make learning more visual, easy, and fun
  • Accredited: National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ( NACCAS) accreditation
  • Advanced: We’ll help you get licensed, opening new opportunities
  • Affordable: Our accreditation enables us to help students get federal financial aid

Schedule a tour at a local campus to see for yourself.

About the area

The Vernon Hills Empire Beauty School is located in the heart of the Northern Suburbs of Chicago; nestled just north of the famed North Shore. Vernon Hills is located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and within easy reach of each, the area provides gracious suburban living with occasional rural atmosphere. Newcomers continue to move to the area, which is known for its high quality schools, vibrant downtown and strong neighborhood.

Empire Beauty School in Vernon Hills, Illinois is fortunate to have strong ties with the local community. We are near familiar landscapes such as Cuneo Historic Museum & Gardens, Historic Downtown Libertyville, Lake Forest and Long Grove which caters to a busy adult and the incredibly popular Westfield Hawthorn Mall! Located in Hawthorn Village Commons Shopping, right off Route 60/Townline Road we offer prospective students and student salon guests to enter into an atmosphere of education and fun! We strive to be a global leader in education with a focus on success and satisfaction of students as they begin their career.

The beauty school is accessible just a mile off the bustling Townline Road/Milwaukee Ave Intersection. Just a few miles west of I-94 and two Pace Bus Routes drop you off just steps away from our front door. (Pace bus Route 272 & 572 that allow you to travel from as far north as Waukegan and Gurnee to as Far South as Niles/Des Plaines). We are nestled in the North Illinois Suburbs and are easily accessed by Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Green Oaks, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Gurnee and many more.

Schedule a tour to visit our brand new campus location in Vernon Hills and learn more about how a career in cosmetology. Empire Beauty School can help you achieve your dream career in hair and all things beauty.


Empire Beauty School's cosmetology education programs include technical training, as well as learning the business side of the industry. Students develop fundamental and advanced skills throughout their training. Listed below are the programs that are offered at the Vernon Hills Chicago, IL beauty school. For more information on these programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.

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In the Cosmetology program at the Empire Beauty School in Vernon Hills, IL : The program includes several areas of focus including hair design, hair cutting, color, texture, basic skin care, and more.

Cosmetology Educator

In the Cosmetology Educator program at the Empire Beauty School in Vernon Hills, IL : The cosmetology educator program focuses on educational techniques, instructional techniques, lesson plan development, team building and more.


Our cosmetology school in Vernon Hills Chicago, IL has regular events for the students. Check out some videos of cosmetology students and staff at the Vernon Hills Chicago Empire Beauty School.


The Vernon Hills Chicago Empire Beauty School has received both industry honors, and recognition as a high performing school within the largest system of cosmetology schools, the 110 campuses of Empire Education Group. Several Empire Beauty School locations all around the country, as well as Empire Education Group as an organization, have also received several Modern Salon’s excellence in education awards for outstanding achievement in cosmetology education.

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Upcoming Class Start Dates

Vernon Hills, IL 60061 October 26, 2015
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 November 16, 2015
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 December 7, 2015

Success Stories

"You can go anywhere in the world you want in this profession. Magic can happen anywhere, whether you are in a chain salon, or open your own salon, or eventually become a platform artist. I've had a great relationship with Empire because we both believe you need to keep learning throughout your entire career."

Ivan Zoot

The Cliiper Guy--World's Fastest Haircutter, Chicago, IL and Empire FPE Judge